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The 9/11 terror attacks had a massive effect on the world, particularly New York City. But even with events as horrible as that, the city is still today arguably a world metropolis.

The reason to this is, according to Tone, the inhabitants' feeling of being connected with the city and knowing that they could not allow NYC to crumble because of terrorist attacks — they had to adapt the new situation

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New York City is among the states with the highest tax rates. This serves to paint a detailed picture of NYC with both the good and bad sides.

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China earns billions of billions on their export trade. It has come to that point where the “Made In China” mark has become a meme more than just a stamp.

Jay mocks this fact by saying that even his mic is from China.

This continues the above line on Cuba and communism. While the US openly enforced an embargo against all Cuban trade, it is China’s main trading partner. Why, in Jay’s eyes, should Cuba suffer while we openly support an arguably more severe state?

This also continues on his name-dropping of different geographic locations: Houston, Cuba and now China.

China had communism before Cuba. When America ran through China to stop communism, they left cuba open to adapt the same type of government. But now we’re cool with China, so he thinks that’s funny.

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Kendrick uses homophones to relate it to the re-used one: liquor/lick her and dive/die.

On the surface, it means that he knows that if he gives her cunnilingus, he might end up doing it Weezy style and drowning in it.

It could also mean that he knows that if he commits to her by giving her cunnilingus, a sex style which is often seen as degrading among males in the hip hop community, he will never get out of the relationship, eventually ending up dying with this girl. That could be interpreted both as something positive and something negative.

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December 12th, 2013

‘Lick her’ sounds like ‘Liqour’ he says that if he drinks alcohol he will die from it the last line he qoutes the song ‘swimming pools (drank)’ which was about how bad alcohol is.

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A play on the iconic and in hip hop community legendary line by Nas on Life’s A Bitch

Life’s a bitch and then you die

Kendrick plays on the word bitch, which is not only used to describe a troublesome woman; it’s also a female dog.

With this alternate view on the line, Kendrick flips it and proceed with the dog metaphor. “Dawg/dog” also means close friend/homie.

While life may be troublesome and eventually will bring you great hardship, everyone will eventually shine and have their moment. Although normally she does not give it up on the first day Kendrick thinks that because of her situation she will.

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December 12th, 2013

“Dog will have its day” is a line from Hamlet. Shakespeare’s lines and phrases have permeated public consciousness so much that I don’t know if K.Dot is making a definite reference here, but still- damn, the dude’s smart.

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Hele tanken om at flygte fra det hele er ikke på grund af andre mennesker — det er på grund af ham selv.

Det viser at han nogle gange ubevidst forsøger at overbevise sig selv om at det er omverdenen der er noget galt med, i stedet for at indse at han ikke længere kan se sig selv i øjnene, og er blevet til en person han ikke ønsker at være.

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Tanken om at flygte fra alting og starte på en ny er et tilbagevendende emne i Pede’s musik. Her overvejer han at flygte ud af landet, brænde alt der holder ham emotionelt bundet, og blot være sig selv.

Starten af dette nummer, og især disse linjer, tyder på at Pede har været meget tæt på at gøre hvad djævelen på hans skulder fra Intet At Miste fortalte ham..

Jeg har en djævel på min skulder der siger at jeg skal adlyde ham
Han siger jeg skal smide det hele på bålet og bare lade det brænde
For du' først rigtig fri når du intet har at miste
Ja du' først rigtig fri når intet har at miste

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Et typisk morgenscenarie for Pede — kun lige når han vågner fungerer det helt for ham, og derfor prøver han altid at få mest muligt ud af det morgen-rush han har.

Et tydeligt tegn på den pessimisme som han i sangen fortæller han er præget af. “Det plejer at stop'” viser at han har lave forventninger til sit humør, hvilket højst sandsynligt kun gør det værre.

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En fortsættelse af den foregående linje. Musikken tager næsten alt Pedes tid, så han ikke kan tilbringe den med familien — og når han endelig har tid, slapper han af ved at tage i byen og drikke igennem. Hvilket medfører at han heller ikke der bruger tiden med familien.

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Musikken fylder så meget for Pede, at han ofte kommer til at vælge at bruge tid på at skrive tekster frem for at tilbringe tiden med sin familie og venner. Det gør at han går glip af en hel masse kvalitetstid med familien, og det kan gå ud over deres forhold i længden.

Når musik er ens hjerteblod, så er det svært at lade være..

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"Who should just Amanda Todd himself" (Nossay – Real Nigs Come First) | pending

I have nothing to add, I just wanted to comment that I am on your profile page. #hellabased

I’m no Bible expert, but I know my math — and under the “Four Prophets”, you’ve written 5 names. What’s up with that?

"First Scopey got mod" (Lemson n Dyaz the Bringer of Love n Peace – Crack-Cocaine Rocks in Her Nipples) | pending

He literally changed, he changed his name

This is really great, I’ll definitely refer every new guy I Editor.
Teach them, Master!

"I try to escape, but I arrive at these gates" (Cunninlynguists – The Gates) | accepted

You could incorporate this picture in the explanation — just a suggestion.

"And I, don't know where I went" (Atmosphere – Who I'll Never Be) | accepted

He drifted away listening to her beautiful music

"She picked up her instrument" (Atmosphere – Who I'll Never Be) | accepted

Picked up her guitar

"And I can make out every word cause she, sing loud like a..." (Atmosphere – Who I'll Never Be) | accepted

She is singing, and he can hear her through the rippin' thin walls.

"Sentenced to fight fires for eternity" (Cunninlynguists – The Gates) | accepted

Tone will be sent to hell, where he will be bathed in flames forever.
It is also a pun on the fact that Tones character is a firefighter.

"Hard times, baby daddy grinds to support" (Cunninlynguists – Never Know Why) | accepted

The father of the mixed race granddaughters must work really hard to financially sustain the kids, due to the grandfathers negligence.